[Novalug] Vista? No thanks.
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Tue Feb 6 03:47:36 EST 2007
Yes, it is a MUCH harder job. You have to read a LOT of articles. I went
there, held down the CTRL key, and clicked on every link I could find.
Hours later, I was done.
The biggest problem has to do with the over extension of DRM. In fact,
DRM content after being decrypted after reading off a CD or DVD is
re-encrypted before being sent over the PCI bus where it is finally
decrypted by the audio or video card. God forbid that the unencrypted
digital signals might be available to be snarfed by an unauthorized
device where they might be stored unencrypted.
In other words, computer component design is being driven by dubious
legal issues, and the solution favors the content providers, not the end
users. And we pay for it.
There are other issues, but this is the one that stuck with me.
I had also heard that there was a licensing change that was coming
about, where Windows would be leased on a yearly basis rather than
bought like it is now.
Besides, even at its most benign, the Industry is ready to spend
zillions of $$$ in new license fees and migration labor. If we are gonna
spend all that effort, now is the time to migrate to a decent system, Linux.
Ben Creitz wrote:
> On 2/5/07, Michael Stone <mstone at mathom.us> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 02:31:40PM -0500, Ben Creitz wrote:
>> >I think that site really gives free software a bad image. I see a
>> >whole lot of fluff, and find it impossible to find a concise answer to
>> >the question, "what is wrong with Vista."i
>> Of course, that's typical of all advocacy sites. The weird thing is that
>> when MS puts up a fluff site a lot of people just accept it, rather than
>> saying "that site really gives proprietary software a bad image".
> But badvista.org has a harder job: The product being "sold" by a
> fluffy MS site is Vista, something I can get my hands on, try, judge
> for myself. The product being sold by badvista.org is the idea that
> Vista is bad. That idea (along with reasoning and evidence) is not
> expressed anywhere that I can find on the site, after giving the site
> a fair five minute chance.
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